A marcher holds a picture of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Times Square (87746)

The Black Summer Coalition is commemorating the one-year anniversary of the Ferguson uprising Sunday, Aug. 9 at 12 p.m. in front of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. This protest will not only remember Michael Brown but will also demand an end to the racist police terror that the Black and Brown communities face each day, as well as salute the brave uprising that moved many into action.

Hoping for a law enforcement-free demonstration, the coalition is calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to use his authority and demand the NYPD not attend.

“The violence at these demonstrations comes solely from the police, it is dire for the safety of the Black and Brown community that the NYPD not attend. No one is safe when the police are allowed to run rampant and use deadly force with impunity,” said KaLisa Moore of the People’s Power Assemblies.

The Black Summer Coalition includes the organizations Africans Helping Africans; Fight Imperialism, Stand Together; Millions March; People’s Power Assemblies; Shut It Down NYC; and Why Accountability.